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People From Scotland Are Standing Up Against Donald Trump In The Most European Way

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There’s quite a few people in Scotland who are not fans of Donald Trump’s racist, misogynistic and xenophobic rhetoric. In a sign of defiance fit for a European country, one concerned citizen named David Milne has erected a Mexican flag by one of Trump’s golf courses in Aberdeenshire. Why is he raising the flag on Trump’s golf course in Scotland? Because Trump will be visiting Scotland this weekend.


Trump is expected to be in Scotland this Friday and will be visiting his new golf course in Ayrshire. Now, don’t go thinking that just because Trump is of Scottish descent, the Scots are excited about his golf course. No. No. No. According to BuzzFeed News, construction at the golf course has caused residents to lose power and water on more than one occasion. In fact, David Milne, who was interviewed by BuzzFeed and is responsible for the flag, said that the construction workers have even built a wall of dirt around his house so he can’t see the Trump golf course clubhouse. Built. A. Wall.


“The point of the flag is to show solidarity with the Mexicans and every other group that Trump has decried, derided, insulted, and tried to marginalise,” Milne told BuzzFeed News. One of Milne’s neighbors has also erected a Mexican flag near the golf course.


In case you aren’t sure of who all the people Trump has attacked, here is a handy list. And those are just people he has insulted on Twitter.


Read the full story @ Buzzfeed.


READ: These Mexicanas React To Trump With More Class Than He Ever Had

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This Interactive Map Shows That Immigration Is NOT Just A Latino Thing

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This Interactive Map Shows That Immigration Is NOT Just A Latino Thing

Credit: Metrocosm / YouTube

Immigrants have been coming in droves for centuries.

Ever wondered just who is coming into the U.S.? Well, the folks at Metrocosm have broken it all down in this nifty little infographic. As the video shows, for 100 years (1820-1920) Europe basically had a monopoly on immigrants coming to the U.S., peaking in the early 1900s. As time went on, more and more people from different parts of the world started coming.


This sweet graph shows just how many of what nationality have come to the U.S.

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Now, don’t get too concerned with the number of people. After all, the global population keeps growing and growing. As time passes, more and more people are being born, and we’re living longer because of things like modern medicine. The real takeaway from this graph is that Mexicans didn’t really start coming into the U.S. in significant numbers until the 1920s, and even then there were far more Canadians entering the U.S. than Mexicans.


Here is the important number: percentage compared to the U.S. population.

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While there are more people immigrating to the U.S. now than before, the effects are essentially nonexistent. As you can see, Mexican immigrants are almost 1.5 percent of the population when they arrive. One. Point. Five. Percent. If we think 1.5 percent of a population can cause widespread economic devastation or take all the jobs, then we really need to put more emphasis on math.


Not to mention that the recent trend shows more Asians emigrating to the U.S. than Latinos.

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So, what was that argument that Mexican immigrants are taking over this country again?


READ: No Way! Find Out the Bizarre Truth about Mexican Immigration

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